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Reacts to Concerns of Canada Caring for its Senior Citizens

Posted by Brian Shevel on 17 September 2015

Toronto, Canada, September 17, 2015 - Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region (www.HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is reacting to concerns regarding Canada caring for its senior citizens.

There exists a perception that Canada is already having a tough time caring for its aging population. Many politicians and members of the broader medical community are searching for solutions to overcome what is expected to be a drain on the future of the public healthcare system. (Source: "Will Canada Be Able to Care for Its Aging Population?" Medipense.com; http://www.medipense.com/will-canada-be-able-to-care-for-its-aging-population/, last accessed August 19, 2015.)

"About a quarter of the Canadian population will be considered seniors in the next 25 years," says Brian Shevel, President of Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region. "In fact, right now there are already more seniors than there are kids under 15. That's a pretty amazing stat and further proof that there is definitely a need to keep searching for ways to care for this older demographic."

According to Shevel, when it comes to addressing the issue, it's important to first take a look at what's actually going on with senior care in Canada. Although it is true the population is aging quickly, other factors need to be considered prior to making any snap judgments.

"It's clear the senior population is aging, but it's also clear that they are aging healthier than in recent memory," he adds. "Technology is helping to shorten surgery time and reduce any long-term side effects and home care services are stepping up to help handle the influx of aging boomers."

The current culture takes personal healthcare into its own hands more than any other generation. More and more seniors today have a high level of understanding as far as eating properly, getting the proper amount of activity, and even turning to alternative care methods to treat preventable and simple ailments.

"But despite the situation not being as critical as the public portrayal, work still has to be done to ensure that seniors are receiving the best care possible moving forward," Shevel concludes. "This can include more usage of technology, such as video conferencing with patients and their physicians; automatic pill dispensaries to make sure the right medication is taken at the right time; and leaning more on home care providers across Canada to step up and provide even more services to help relieve some of the burden on hospitals and long-term care facilities."

For more information on Home Care Assistance - Toronto/York Region and its services, visit www.HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com.

Brian ShevelAuthor: Brian Shevel
About: I am originally from South Africa from a small city called Bloemfontein. After I completed my education, I went to work with my late-father who had a wholesale business selling clothes and shoes to retail stores around the country. I was in the business till I left for Canada in 1993. In Canada, I have run several businesses in a variety of industries. Although I experienced success, I missed helping people. I learned from my parents that helping seniors was important to their well-being and of great value to the community. Volunteer work remains a priority in my life. I am a past president of Bnai Brith and serve on many other committees.
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